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  TAIGER  -  2008  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Taiwan Integrated Geodynamics Research (TAIGER) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kirk D. McIntosh, UTIG Project Institution: UTIG
Project ID: 100491 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 3/1/2007 7:27:00 PM Created By: Kirk D. McIntosh
Date Last Modified: 7/11/2008 6:53:00 PM URI Serial #: 2001112913054158
Funding Agencies: NSF/EAR - EAR 0408609 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Please see below
Summary of Facility Requirements: This request is to support an extensive onshore/offshore, active/passive NSF Continental Dynamics project now funded for the Taiwan area. The first request (~14 days in October 2007) is to deploy broadband ocean bottom seismographs (OBS) for the start of the passive seismic program. I understand that the R/V Melville is expected to be in the area at approximately this time, so we would like to use that ship if possible. The next request (44 days in spring 2008) is to perform active source MCS and OBS operations around Taiwan. This will include onshore/offshore shooting and marine only MCS/OBS work. We request the R/V Melville for fall 2007 to deploy 50 broadband OBSs in a passive array around Taiwan. The ship size is dictated by the size and number of instruments and the need for van space. This is not precisely known at present because it depends on which instruments we get from the USOBSIP. We request the R/V Marcus Langseth for the 2008 onshore/offshore active source work because we need its seismic source and recording capabilities. The passive OBS recovery operation is indicated by the third leg (October 2008). Please note that some of the passive deployment or recovery work MAY be provided by Taiwanese research ships (this has not been arranged due to lack of information on the timing of the work). However, use of Taiwanese ships also depends on the type of instruments we are allocated from the US OBS instrument pool (OBSIP) and how they are deployed (from vans, interior ship lab, etc.). Important note: The dates we have specified are important; our project leader has had discussions with NSF, UNOLS, and OBSIP personnel because of the need to coordinate marine and land programs and also have them occur during the proper weather windows. We also have to accommodate the schedules of our collaborators from Japan and Taiwan, who need to schedule their people and equipment. The most serious scheduling problem is that TYPHOON season begins in late May/June and worsens through the summer/early fall. A previous NSF supported cruise in this area occurred in August and September 1995 and experienced FIVE (!) typhoons. Much of the planned data were not acquired and other data were of lower quality than desired due to the bad weather. Unfortunately, winter weather, while less severe, is also poor for seismic data acquisition due to persistent strong wind and rough seas. Note also that the work will take place in both areas IN2 and NP10. Further Notes: This ship request has been revised to reflect the changing reality of OBS and ship availability. I would like to note that the project started in September 2004 (!), so we would really appreciate it if no further delays occur. Final Note: Please contact us if there is ANY confusion about what we have requested.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1000287 Created By: Kirk D. McIntosh
Date Last Modified: 10/1/2007 1:24:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/7/2007 9:29:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2008 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 10/15/2008 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 10/15/2008 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/1/2008 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
15 0 0 0 15
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area:
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
25° N / 124° E map
96 map
NP10 map
20° N / 118° E map
61 map
IN02 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Japan, China, Philippines, Taiwan
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Chi-Lung, Taiwan Chi-Lung, Taiwan Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Requested Ports: Start - Keelung, Taiwan/Intermediate - Keelung, Taiwan/End - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kirk D. McIntosh, UTIG
# in Science Party 18 # of different science teams 1 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Nbr Scientists: 10 to 18
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamSelected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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